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In this March 17, 2020 file photo, people wait in line for help with unemployment benefits at the One-Stop Career Center in Las Vegas.
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AP News
March 26, 2020 - 9:46 am
Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. Read more here.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. gives a thumbs up as he arrives on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Washington.
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March 26, 2020 - 6:22 am
The Senate passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: The U.S. Capitol is seen on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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Kristen Johanson
March 25, 2020 - 7:34 pm
The $2 trillion stimulus package would give money directly to taxpayers, expand unemployment benefits, support small businesses and aid hospitals throughout the Philadelphia-area. Read more here.
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, accompanied by White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland and acting White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, walks to the offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Capitol Hill.
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AP News
March 25, 2020 - 6:27 am
The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
March 24, 2020 - 6:17 pm
Authorities are warning the public of heightened scams that are taking advantage of people during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “You have to be very careful about any sort of unsolicited communication that you get from somebody by any means.” Read more here.
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In this image from video, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, March 21, 2020.
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AP News
March 24, 2020 - 8:41 am
Top congressional and White House officials say they expect to reach a deal Tuesday on a nearly $2 trillion measure aimed at easing the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump
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AP News
March 23, 2020 - 8:25 pm
President Donald Trump said Monday that he wants to reopen the country for business in weeks, not months, and he claimed, without evidence, that continued closures could result in more deaths than the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell
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AP News
March 23, 2020 - 8:38 am
In its boldest effort to protect the U.S. economy from the coronavirus, the Federal Reserve says it will buy as much government debt as it deems necessary and will also begin lending to small and large businesses and local governments to help them weather the crisis. Read more here.
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In this image from video, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol.
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March 22, 2020 - 2:06 pm
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. The Republican is the first member of the Senate to report testing positive. Readmore here.
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In this Friday, March 20, 2020 photo, a Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps volunteer, left, directs cars at the city's COVID-19 coronavirus testing site in South Philadelphia, the first city-run drive-through location for coronavirus testing.
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AP News
March 22, 2020 - 11:49 am
Drive-thru sites have been opening around the United States to make it quicker and safer to test people for the new coronavirus. But much like the rest of the U.S. response to the pandemic, the system has been marked by inconsistencies, delays, and shortages. Read more here.
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